Transportation Department

Here at the Finley School District we believe in the motto “All Kids Achieving”. The transportation department is the first step in helping students achieve. We strive to ensure all students have safe and reliable transportation to and from school.

We transport over 500 students to and from school, on 15 regular routes every school day. We believe the school bus is the first opportunity every student has to succeed in their educational goals. We are proud and it is our privilege to be the first smiling face from the Finley School District that your student will see every day.

Bus schedules are published in the Tri-City Herald the Sunday prior to the start of school.  Children should be at the bus stop five minutes prior to pick-up time.  

School buses are to be used solely for the purpose of transporting enrolled students to and from school and school activities; parents, siblings, or other individuals cannot ride on a home-to-school route.  Students must ride their assigned bus unless prior permission has been granted through the school office.  The student must have a note from the school to board any bus other than their assigned bus.

Inclement Weather Information

Occasionally, severe weather may make it necessary for the buses to run late.  On rare occasions school may be canceled. When this happens, announcements will be made on local radio stations starting at 6:00 a.m.

              KIOK                   KALE               KONA                   KORD                  KEYW

              94.9 FM            960 AM              610 AM                 102.7 FM             98.3 FM

All school closure and/or emergency information will be available on our website at www.finleysd.org, as well as on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FinleySchools

Please do NOT call the schools or bus drivers regarding school closure or delay information.

The decision process whether to close or delay school is as follows:

· Transportation supervisor drives all routes to assess road conditions

· Transportation supervisor contacts the superintendent and advises him of road conditions

· Superintendent confers with other local superintendents

· Finley Superintendent makes final decision to keep school open, closed, implement a two-hour delay or early release

Finley School District also utilizes the media notification system Flash Alert Newswire to communicate its school closure/delay information with local TV, radio, and news stations as needed.  As soon as a decision has been made to delay or close school, this information is posted to the Flash Alert website.  Parents are encouraged to check this website in the mornings for accurate and reliable information direct from the District.  Visit our website at www.finleysd.org to connect to FlashAlert.

Transportation Office Hours: 6:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday
The Transportation Department is located at 224606 E Game Farm Rd., Kennewick WA 99337

Contacts

Richard Porter

Transportation Supervisor

509-586-1394

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